Four people were injured, including three children, when a SUV rear-ended a parked Cadillac, pushing it into a Kansas City, Missouri day care center early Tuesday afternoon. The Cadillac was parked in front of the school with no driver inside when the Range Rover SUV crashed into the back of it. As the Cadillac crashed into the building, it trapped two young children underneath. The three children who suffered injuries in the accident were taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital and treated for mild to moderate injuries. According to Tye Grant, Kansas City Police Capt., the driver of the Range Rover was in a hospital in stable condition.
The accident occurred around 1 p.m. Tuesday inside the Christian Academy Child Care, located east of downtown. There were approximately forty children inside at the time. The driver of the Range Rover was approximately eighty years old, police said. Grant also stated that a utility pole was struck at some point during the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Neighbors gathered around the accident scene Tuesday afternoon while crews pulled the Cadillac out of the building, leaving a pile of rubble, including child-sized chairs, for onlookers to see.
Day care director Dena Washington said, “We are holding all comments until we get some clear facts.” Washington waited with children behind a nearby house until their parents came to pick them up. Several of the children were in tears. Curtis Sawyer is a parent with two children who attend the day care. He rushed to the scene after he heard of the accident. He was happy to see that his children were safe, but sent his prayers to those families with children injured in the accident. Sharon Washington, a grandparent of three children who attend the day care, was “very relieved” her grandchildren were with her at the time of the accident. Her eight-year-old granddaughter stated, “We were lucky we weren’t in the day care. They ran over me and my brother’s classroom.”
4 injured when car crashes into Missouri day care, www.palmbeachpost.com July 30, 2013
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